"As many of you guys know I have done a complete 360 on my life. From being surrounded by customers in a big store with little fresh air and just passing the days like it’s nothing. To being outdoors in all weather, surrounded mostly by horses (as you can see), enjoying what the day has to offer.
From doing lessons and camps here and there as a child on Blueboy, Franklin, Fluff and Arya. Doing my work experience back in 2015. Now at 23 I have just finished my study for the year (stage 3 jumping and teach left to do) My results are in and I’m happy to say I now have my complete BHS Stage 2 meaning…I’m officially able to teach others what I love.
With so many more adventures to come, none of this could have happened without the wonderful team of staff, always looking out for me. Encouraging you to be the best, do the best and always try something slightly out of your comfort zone. Not only do I see these people as staff, I also see them as friends, family and influencers.
I was never alone which it can feel like when you’re in a different county and living on the outskirt of a city, without knowing anyone initially. But, I couldn’t have felt more at home with Bertha (came from Spain), Katrina and her family. Always having a cuppa tea, laughing and talking about our day, with the kids giving us so much joy.
This experience has been out of this world and not what I was expecting at all. If anything it has been way more beneficial with a true insight to running a successful business, experience with the farrier, vet, dentist and so much more."
Abbie O' Sullivan, Former BHS Student
'A Dream come True'
“I had a dream in 2019 to attend a week’s riding at Clonshire Equestrian Center. That vision pulled me through convalescence from my third kidney cancer surgery and subsequent heart attack in January 2019. It was a dreadful time. But my vision of a sturdy Irish sport horse that would safely carry me walking through the woods, supported my months of physical therapy. That horse was ‘Dreamer’ a classic bay with handsome hocks and kind eyes. There are few words to describe the hospitality I experienced from the delightful instructors who shone in their caring response to an elderly woman’s dream. Beautiful and brilliant Carol, Lorraine, and my initial instructor, Katrina were the angels who took this 77 year old under their wings. I am forever grateful to them, and Clonshire, for Sterling memories!”